Review: Visual Studio 2012

Ever since Microsoft released Visual Studio in 1997 it has been the leading integrated development environments for the Windows platform. With the release in September of Visul Studio 2012, the suite moves into a new era. The question is, is it better?
Read this exhaustive review by Rick Grehan and you’ll find out. As he notes in his conclusion, “if you want to do Windows development — particularly Windows 8 and RT development — then Visual Studio is really the only game in town.”
 And it’s become a huge application.
Microsoft says the entire interface has been changed with the goal of streamlining workflows. This, of course, means that tools won’t necessarily be in their familar places so getting to know WS 2012 will likely mean a lot of time learning it and the new capabilities.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

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